Frank Cornish

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Frank Cornish
Date of birth: (1967-09-24)September 24, 1967
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Date of death: August 22, 2008(2008-08-22) (aged 40)
Place of death: Southlake, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Center
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 6 / Pick: 143
As player:
San Diego Chargers
Dallas Cowboys
Minnesota Vikings
Dallas Cowboys
Jacksonville Jaguars
Philadelphia Eagles
Career stats
Playing stats at

Frank Edgar Cornish IV (September 24, 1967 – August 22, 2008) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at UCLA and was drafted in the sixth round of the 1990 NFL Draft. He is the son of former Chicago Bears player, Frank Cornish Jr..

Cornish played for the UCLA Bruins for four years (1986–89) and started all 35 games of his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. He earned first-team All-America honors in 1989 and was a second-team selection in 1988.

Following his collegiate career, Cornish played in the NFL for six seasons. A sixth-round selection by the San Diego Chargers, he played with the Chargers, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles. He was with Dallas for the 1992 and 1993 seasons, helping the Cowboys win the 1993 and 1994 Super Bowls.[1]

Cornish died of heart disease in his sleep at his home on August 22, 2008. Cornish lived in Southlake, Texas (near Dallas) with his wife Robin, who is a registered nurse in the Dallas area, and their five children (three daughters and two sons).[2]